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Emails reveal chaos as meatpacking companies fought health agencies over COVID-19...

For weeks, Rachel Willard, the county health director in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, had watched with alarm as COVID-19 cases rolled in from the Tyson...

Powderhorn Park neighborhood residents want a solution to homeless encampments by...

Tresa Kier is one of about 100 people who have moved into a homeless encampment in Powderhorn Park after officials shut down a nearby...

Data show disparities between Black and white Minnesotans in education, income,...

George Floyd’s death after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes sparked outrage and protests in Minnesota and...

Closed for the pandemic, opening during George Floyd protests

Gloria Morales is letting people know her hair salon is back in business with a sign in front of the shop reading “Salon Open.”...

Tanker truck’s last delivery before near miss was to a Black...

When Lonnie McQuirter saw a video of a tanker truck driving through protestors on 35W Sunday, he recognized it as the one that had...

Workers growing concerned about wage theft as bosses struggle with lack...

Workers are increasingly concerned about wage theft and other forms of labor exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the state Department...

Same food, less fun: Farmers’ markets adjust to coronavirus

On a recent Saturday, customers walked single-file through Mill City Farmers Market, like Catholics in line for communion. If they wanted to purchase something,...

Tracking economic malaise and collapse through the lens of one northeast...

From 2005 to 2015 — the years bracketing the extended impacts of the Great Recession — northeast Minnesota sustained the greatest share of Minnesota’s...

Data: Women, Black Minnesotans, young people are getting worst of...

Women, Black people and young Minnesotans are suffering the worst of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of recent...

Pay raises, COVID-19 economic aid derailed by partisan bickering in Legislature

The clock is once again ticking for Gov. Tim Walz and lawmakers to overcome partisan differences that derailed a number of legislative priorities left...

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